Best of the Big Bands, Volume 2

It's the Big Bands at their best, live and on the air

By Various Read by Ensemble Cast Classics / Entertainment / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 10h 0m Sell Sheet Also available on
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10 Audio CDs March 15, 2016 $49.99 $39.99 9781682623626 Add to Cart
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Part 2 of the Best of the Big Bands series.

							The music of a generation.  Dance music remotes from restaurants, ballrooms,  hotels, and nightspots were one of radio's most enduring formats. First heard  in the early 1920s, band remotes lingered on until the early 1970s as a feature  of late-night programming. The remotes were usually unsullied by commercial  sponsorship, and above all, they were live, preserving the music with a fresh  spontaneity that explodes past the confines of the more familiar - and often  abridged - studio recordings. Some of the broadcasts in this collection come  from original network transcriptions; of particular interest is a series of  previously unknown broadcasts from 1951, unearthed from a private collection  and heard here for the first time in over fifty years. Others are taken from  the Armed Forces Radio Service 'One Night Stand' series which, from 1943 through the mid-1960s, preserved a vast cross-section of dance-band broadcasts  using edited linechecks of original network broadcasts.  Still other recordings  are spe